Radioplayer expands to Greece
Radioplayer, the international radio platform that’s owned and supported by radio broadcasters, has announced that its 15th partner country will be Greece.
Greek broadcasters have formed a consortium to licence the Radioplayer Worldwide technology platform, and will launch on World Radio Day, Monday 13th February 2023. Initially majoring on stations from the Athens area, the consortium plans to expand the Radioplayer Greece offering to all eligible Greek stations throughout 2023.
In addition to apps for major mobile, smart TV, and smart speakerplatforms, Greek broadcasters will be included in Radioplayer’s ever-expanding portfolio of automotive integrations.
Radioplayer already has technology partnerships with VW Group and BMW Group, representing 34% of the European car market and 14 individual car brands. Official metadata (station information) flows from broadcasters in each Radioplayer partner country, is processed and stored in the Radioplayer central systems, and is shared under licence with automotive partners, in order to improve the radio experience.
Radioplayer is in a growth phase, with new investment from the founding broadcaster partners, new car company partnerships about to be announced, and new partner countries joining throughout 2023 (the 16th Radioplayer country will be revealed shortly).
Broadcasters in current Radioplayer countries Spain and Canada have also just re-confirmed their commitment to the alliance, by renewing their partnership agreements. Michael Hill, Radioplayer Founder and MD said: “Radioplayer exists to meet the strategic needs of the radio sector, so it’s always fantastic news when another set of international broadcasters decides to join forces with us, and fight together for radio’s future in the dashboard, the home, and the mobile. We are very proud that the Greek radio sector has put its faith in Radioplayer”. Alexis Karakatsanis, Country Manager, Radioplayer Greece said: “Greek broadcasters can see the power of collaborating through Radioplayer, particularly to secure radio’s future in cars. Radio needs to unite, to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We are looking forward to taking our seat round the Radioplayer table.”
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About Radioplayer Worldwide
The 15 countries Radioplayer operates in are: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Austria, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Greece, with more to follow. Radioplayer Worldwide, the global shared radio platform, is a partnership between UK Radioplayer and the countries which have rolled out the Radioplayer model. It was created to explore opportunities for international technological collaboration across radio. Follow @rpworldwide on Twitter.
About UK Radioplayer
Radioplayer, the official pan-industry platform, launched in 2011 in a ground-breaking partnership between the BBC and commercial radio. The not-for-profit organisation now features around 500 UK radio stations – including all BBC national and local services, all major commercial stations, and a selection of community and student radio. For more information see www.radioplayer.co.uk or follow @ukradioplayer on Twitter.